Duration 1h 30m
Distance 47.3 miles
Average price £35
Frequency 18/day

Trip overview

The average train between Chester and Bolton takes 1h 30m and the fastest train takes 1h 14m. There is a train service every few hours from Chester to Bolton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train • 1h 24m

  1. Chester
  2. Bolton
1h 24m
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£27 - £40

Chester to Bolton train times

Trains run hourly between Chester and Bolton. The earliest departure is at 07:12 in the morning, and the last departure from Chester is at 21:52 which arrives into Bolton at 23:17. All services require a transfer at Manchester Oxford Road and take an average of 1h 30m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Chester to Bolton? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Chester to Bolton. However, there are services departing from Chester and arriving at Bolton via Manchester Oxford Road. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 24m.

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The distance between Chester and Bolton is 33 miles. The road distance is 47.3 miles.

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Chester to Bolton train services, operated by Transport for Wales, depart from Chester station.

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Chester to Bolton train services, operated by Transport for Wales, arrive at Manchester Oxford Road station.

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What companies run services between Chester and Bolton?

Transport for Wales operates a train from Chester to Bolton hourly. Tickets cost £24 - £35 and the journey takes 57 min.

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